Christmas sides and sauces recipes

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without bread sauce and brussels sprouts. Our definitive collection of classic Christmas sauce and side dish recipes will help you prepare the ultimate Christmas dinner menu.

Christmas sides and sauces recipes

Bread sauce recipes

Classic bread sauce

Classic bread sauce

This classic bread sauce is the perfect accompaniment to turkey or chicken.

Best ever bread sauce

Best ever bread sauce

Simple, creamy and a must with turkey, this bread sauce recipe will complete your roast dinner.

Creamy bread sauce

Creamy bread sauce

Give your Christmas meal a lift with this luxury bread sauce.

 


Cranberry sauce recipes

Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce

A turkey roast isn't complete with cranberry sauce, and home-made is infinitely better. For ease, this recipe can be prepared ahead and frozen.

Cranberry, port and rosemary sauce

Cranberry, port and rosemary sauce

The aromatic rosemary leaves and ruby port give layers of flavour to this traditional accompaniment to a Christmas feast.

Cranberry, orange and thyme sauce

Cranberry, orange and thyme sauce

Add some orange and thyme to this recipe to give your cranberry sauce an extra something special for Christmas dinner.

 


Brussels sprout recipes

Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and orange herb butter

Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and orange herb butter

The days of soggy sprouts are now far behind us. Banish them from your memory for ever with this simple recipe.

Brussels sprouts with spiced breadcrumbs

Brussels sprouts with spiced breadcrumbs

Don't let your brussels be boring this Christmas - try this variation on an Italian recipe.

Creamy parsnip and brussels sprout mash

Creamy parsnip and brussels sprout mash

Make mash more interesting with this creamy parsnip and brussels sprout recipe.

 


Parsnip recipes

Honey butter carrots and parsnips

Honey butter carrots and parsnips

These fantastic vegetables are combined to make a tasty roasted favourite.

Carrots and parsnips with maple and orange glaze

Carrots and parsnips with maple and orange glaze

These sweet glazed vegetables are a notable accompaniment to a Christmas lunch. Even better, they can be frozen in advance.

Sticky roast carrots and parsnips with hazelnuts 
and balsamic

Sticky roast carrots and parsnips with hazelnuts and balsamic

A sticky, sweet and sour roast vegetable dish with the added taste and crunch of hazelnuts.

 


Red cabbage recipes

Spiced red cabbage

Spiced red cabbage

Red cabbage is a classic winter vegetable and here it is transformed into a delicious spicy side dish.

Stir-fried red cabbage with juniper and pears

Stir-fried red cabbage with juniper and pears

This stir-fried red cabbage recipe has the added benefit of succulent pears and fragrant juniper.

Balsamic red cabbage

Balsamic red cabbage

A delicious side dish to accompany your roast.

 


Trimmings

Sausages wrapped in bacon with rosemary

Sausages wrapped in bacon with rosemary

These sausages are best served at Christmas lunch with the stuffing-filled roasted red onions. Can be frozen.

Maple and mustard sausages wrapped in pancetta

Maple and mustard sausages wrapped in pancetta

This side dish will go perfectly with a roast chicken.

 


Stuffing

Sausage stuffing balls

Sausage stuffing balls

Use the leftover sausagement stuffing from Christmas Day for these moreish sausage balls.

Chestnut and pork herb stuffing

Chestnut and pork herb stuffing

This herby, meaty, nutty stuffing is about as divine as stuffing gets.

Christmas turkey with juniper and rye stuffing balls and turkey gravy

Christmas turkey with juniper and rye stuffing balls and turkey gravy

Cook the perfect turkey on Christmas day and throughout the year with this foolproof recipe.

 


Gravy

Garlic and anchovy gravy for lamb and beef

Garlic and anchovy gravy for lamb and beef

This gravy goes beautifully with lamb and beef and makes a pleasant change from traditional gravy.

White gravy for roast poultry

White gravy for roast poultry

A gorgeous chicken-infused light gravy that’s perfectly suited to poultry.

Christmas turkey gravy

Christmas turkey gravy

This easy recipe for turkey gravy shows you how to make a proper top-notch gravy.

 


More sauces

Almond aïoli

Almond aïoli

This is a stunning accompaniment to roast turkey, and a good alternative to bread sauce for Christmas Day.

Horseradish sauce for beef

Horseradish sauce for beef

Beef without horseradish sauce is like a car without wheels. Make your own for a roast that's really special.

Cumberland sauce with cranberries

Cumberland sauce with cranberries

Cumberland sauce with cranberries is a tasty companion for any meat, cold or hot.

Cumberland sauce

Cumberland sauce

You can't have glazed ham without Cumberland sauce, so here's our definitive recipe.

 

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